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Principal Childcare Lawyer

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  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Legal

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  • Salary:

    £50430 - £55503 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Jessica Gaunt

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Expiry date:


Sellick Partnership are working with an 'outstanding' rated authority in the East Midlands who are looking to appoint a Principal Childcare Lawyer on a permanent basis.

The Principal Childcare Lawyer post will involve:

  • Managing a large Childcare Team
  • Playing an active role within the Senior Management Team
  • Recruiting to vacant posts
  • Mentoring and coaching staff and supporting with the development of the team
  • Advising on complex child care matters

Our client is interested in candidates from a Local Authority background who have extensive experience with public childcare law and previous management experience. This is a full time post, with the potential for 1 day working from home (after lockdown has eased and normal working patterns resume). In addition to a competitive salary you will also receive: a local authority pension, excellent holiday package, cycle to work scheme, discounted bus tickets and gym membership, Vodafone advantage scheme, long service awards, re-location packages and much more.

Whether you have operated at Principal level in a previous role or you're a Senior Solicitor looking to step up, this is a fantastic opportunity to take on a new challenge surrounded by a supportive and friendly team.

We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Jess Gaunt in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.